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Meg Warren, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, College of Business & Economics at Western Washington University. She is an organizational psychologist and earned her Ph.D. at the Claremont Colleges. She is a Founder of the Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA), the Founding President of the Work and Organizations Division of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), and past Director of the MS in Human Resource Management program at Claremont Graduate University.
Her research focuses on positive approaches to engaging workplace diversity, equity and inclusiveness. She explores how prosocial individuals from dominant groups can play active roles as allies, and how dominant group members can be engaged as potential resources and committed partners for equity and inclusion. In her current projects with students and collaborators she is exploring value motivations of allies, goal motivations of allies, egalitarianism in the age of Gen Zs, effectiveness of allyship strategies, impact of emotional display of allies, and organizational/institutional contexts conducive to authentic allyship.
In another stream of research, she examines cultural factors affecting well-being at individual, organizational and societal levels. Her current projects are exploring a range of issues including positive approaches to combating gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, well-being and women's empowerment in Fiji, and social class allyship in Dubai and China.
Her award-winning research has led to several publications including peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and presentations at numerous national and international conferences. She is the lead editor of two books, Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology (2017), and Toward a Positive Psychology of Relationships: New Directions in Theory and Research (2018). She serves as a Co-Editor of the International Journal of Wellbeing, on the editorial board of the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, publications of the International Positive Psychology Association, and has served as a reviewer for numerous journals and conferences.
Dr. Warren teaches courses on Organizational Behavior and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Student reactions include "one of my most favorite classes in my 5 years in WWU!" "This course has been really eye-opening," "I feel like I grew as a student and as a person," "helped me find my voice and inspired me to be proud of my ethnicity," "very inspirational and moving," "So fun! I plan on working in diversity and inclusion now."
Outside of work, her favorite things to do are swimming and hiking with her husband and two dogs.